Some are calling it the best moment at the Olympics so far: London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck on a zip line.
Crowds who gathered at a London park to watch the games on live screens and enjoy a fun fair were delighted Wednesday when the mayor provided a comic sideshow.
Johnson was trying out a zip line that was 148 feet high and 1,050 feet long at east London’s Victoria Park. It was an unlucky first time: The portly mayor lost momentum about three-quarters of the way across, leaving him dangling from his harness about 33 feet above ground for a few minutes.
“Can you get me a rope? Get me a rope, OK?” he was heard shouting good-humoredly. The crowd, happily taking photos, responded with loud laughter.